Midwinter Meeting

2018 AILA Youth Literature Awards Announced

DENVER — The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected three titles to receive the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award. The 2018 AILA Best Picture Book is Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy (2017), published by Sealaska Heritage Institute, illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade, and edited by Tlingit speakers Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, and Nora Dauenhauer and Tlingit linguist Richard Dauenhauer.

‘Spotlight on Book Clubs’ at Midwinter to highlight book club picks

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – Attendees of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver are invited to attend the “Spotlight on Book Clubs” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Colorado Convention Center Exhibit Hall.

Leaders of Change Share a Vision for the Future at Midwinter Diversity & Equity Session

Elizabeth Martinez and Binnie Tate Wilkin, two of the profession’s leading advocates for equitable library services, will lead the “Libraries Transform – Diversity & Equity” plenary session, Sunday morning February 11th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 405/407.

Sparking Change - Across the Curriculum and Campus - Focus of Midwinter Education Innovation Session

Curriculum and campus innovators will lead the “Libraries Transform – Education Innovation” plenary session, Saturday morning February 10th from 8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 405/407. Part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the education innovation session offers attendees a chance to learn with experts about the future of education and learning.  

Smart Cities, Creative Spaces the Focus for Midwinter Civic Innovation Session

Smart cities and creative spaces will be the focus of the “Libraries Transform – Civic Innovation” plenary session, Monday morning February 12th from  8:30 – 10:00 am, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 405/407.

ALA to support multicultural literature for youth with enhanced 2019 Youth Media Awards

CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff work to transform lives by connecting youth with materials that celebrate diversity, abolish cultural invisibility, and foster understanding.  The American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates will highlight the best of the best in multicultural literature for youth by adding additional announcements to its 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards.

2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners revealed

DENVER—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2018 selections of the Listen List, selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly-released titles features extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them.

Free programs at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. All taking place at the ALA Store in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, they spotlight several key issues and trends as discussed by a cross-section of the profession’s leaders and trendsetters.

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Friday, February 9                                          12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

United for Libraries to host Institute for Friends, Foundations, and Trustees at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — A free “United for Libraries Institute: Friends, Foundations, and Trustees” will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m., at the Colorado Convention Center 107/109/11 at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free afternoon of expert speakers and learning opportunities. Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries will deliver the keynote on “Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and the Future of Libraries.”

Concurrent breakout sessions will be: